Crime and Capital Punishment misc Essay

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Crime and Capital Punishment misc




When turning on the television, radio, or simply reading the local newspaper,
one is overwhelmed with news of arrests, murders, homicides, serial killers, and
other serious crimes. It is rare not to go through a day in this world
and not hear of these things. Still, some government officials in our country seem a bit
uncertain about what steps to take in order to minimize the actions of serious or
potential offenders. Not only is it committing a crime, but also today, it is ending ones
life, either physically or in a prison cell. This is a risk one is taking when he decides
to stab someone with a knife or pull a trigger, but is it really up to our justice system
to decide one's fate?

There are many issues that address this question of capital punishment such as
religion, the effect on society, restitution being denied, the possible "wrongly
accused", and the rights of the convicted. But how often do these concepts creep
into the publics mind when it hears of our “fair and trusty” government taking
away someone's breathing rights? The bible states, "Thou shall not kill," and this being
a sin should have to be corrected within oneself. On the other hand, it also states,
"Don't judge others personal convictions." It is a government's responsibility to punish
people that disobey the law to keep the world in order, but is it their right to take
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